February 23, 2014


WTF Alert: Watch Miley Cyrus Singing "Yoshimi" With Flaming Lips

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Looks like Ke$ha isn't the only pop star with a Flaming Lips fetish. During Miley Cyrus' Saturday night Bangerz Tour stop in Los Angeles, the 21-year-old pop star brought out longtime indie faves the Flaming Lips for a bizarre, beautiful duet.

"As much as you guys are fans [of me], I'm a fan of these guys," Miley told her audience as Wayne Coyne and Stephen Drozd took the stage. After admitting, "I'm f—king so scared," Miley traded vocals with the Lips frontman on their 2002 classic "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1."

Watch it below. Obviously, Coyne knows what he's doing—it's his song and he's been singing it for 12 years—but Cyrus sounds surprisingly good on a track that's somewhat out of her vocal range (his voice goes a lot higher than hers).

It sounded awesome, but for some reason, Miley & Wayne decided they didn't do the song justice (she even asked him if he was drunk). So immediately after finishing, they sang "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1" again, start to finish.

Well, no one would ever accuse either star of being normal, so what do you expect?